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Would Gota phobia infect Mahinda too?

Daily Mirror The name Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been pestering and annoying the ruling party for a long time; the unexplained procrastination of naming the obvious choice by the brother is puzzling.  Did Gotabaya Rajapaksa jump-the-gun when he announced three months ago his intention  to run for the top post even before receiving the blessings … Continue reading

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Do presidential aspirants know what POVERTY is?

Daily Mirror Presidential aspirants from all shades and shapes on political and apolitical platforms promise a ‘Prosperous, corruption-free Sri Lanka’ when elected.  That is the most common single slogan, all have accepted without contradictions and deviations. The other common factor among them all is, none has any serious programme to provide answers to major issues … Continue reading

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Karu vs. Sajith… UNP’s power struggle is now in the open

Daily Mirror “Trying to win a power struggle is like trying to win a nuclear war. You may achieve your goal, but not without catastrophic casualties on both sides.” ~Jamie Raser  The power struggle in the United National Party (UNP) is now in the open. Candidature for the forthcoming Presidential Elections is at stake. In … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka needs a leader, not a president

Daily Mirror The political scene is hotting up these days with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) expected to name its presidential candidate on August 11. Given that the UNP is not very organised in finding its next leader, the SLPP must be lauded for working under one leader in its attempts to name an … Continue reading

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People must prevent anyone hijacking power

Daily News Fr. Augustine Fernando (Diocese of Badulla) History shows that man and society go through conflict and cooperation, progress and decline. Yet the desire for improvement persists. Man is impelled to overcome problems, live an honouable, free and interdependent human life, mutually collaborating in co-existence and community. Consciousness and community are necessary for the … Continue reading

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